A Pattern of Islands: Pretty fly for a white guy

A Pattern of Islands, Arthur Grimble, 1952

  • Kiribati, #1
  • Borrowed from SF library
  • Read November 2016
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Recommended for: colonial apologists

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The Incomparable Ulli Beier

Words of ParadisePoetry of Papua New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1972

When the Moon Was Big, and Other Legends from New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1972

Voices of Independence: New Black Writing from Papua New Guinea, ed. Ulli Beier, 1980

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Excerpt: Nights of Storytelling

I meant to include this sentence in my blog post on Nights of Storytelling, but I forgot. And I like it too much not to share it with you.

When the chief of the Koné goes to check for food caught in the line of traps he has set the previous day, he discovers that he has snared an extremely angry lizard who demands to be released.

-Raylene Ramsay, ed.
Nights of Storytelling: A Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia